About the Author
Jenny Nimmo worked at the BBC for a number of years, ending in a spell as a director/adaptor for Jackanory. Her many books for children include Ronnie and the Giant Millipede, The Stone Mouse (shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and broadcast on BBC TV), The Owl-tree (Winner of the Smarties Book Prize), Toby in the Dark, Dog Star and Tom and the Pterosaur. Her well-known trilogy, comprising The Snow Spider (Winner of the Smarties Book Prize), Emlyn's Moon and The Chestnut Soldier has been made into a television series. Jenny Nimmo lives in a converted water mill in Wales with her artist husband and three children.
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